Get off the street at the Parade
I’ve never seen this in any other city and Sudburians think it’s okay. Specifically Adults are standing out further and further into the street and blocking the kids who are actually back from seeing it. It’s a chain reaction. One person moves out because they think they’re special, and the next goes out so they can see until you have hundreds of people standing in the middle of the road making it less safe for transports to drive. Drive in the dark, and already wary of small kids able to dash out in front of them.
Give them room to drive and survey the road. No need to give the drivers PTSD by taking away the space and time to react. You will see the parade just fine from the side of the road as you will 20-30 feet on it. In addition, so will the kids you’re standing in front of.
On St. Anne road, when Santa came out a huge crowd (on the right side of the route) crashed over the midway point of the road to get closer(wish I had taken a picture) How is this necessary? Give them room to drive and give kids a chance to see. If the left side of the road did what the right side did there would’ve been no parade.